Idaho Panhandle RAC Decides on Projects

April 19th, 2016 No comments

The Idaho Panhandle RAC made their recommendations on funding projects with Title II money, completing their decisions at their March 11, 2016 meeting.

The RAC entertained 42 proposals totaling $2,227,934.64 in funding requests.  The two years of Title II funds available is somewhere north of $1.13 million.  Minutes are available for the February 19, 2016 meeting where they allocated some funds for some “time sensitive” projects, and the March 11, 2016 meeting where they made recommendations on the rest of the Title II funds.

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March 29 meeting cancelled

March 24th, 2016 No comments

The March 29 meeting of the Southwest Idaho RAC has been cancelled.  For more information you may contact Richard Newton at 208-365-7001.

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Southwest Idaho RAC Meeting Agenda

March 19th, 2016 No comments

March 22 meeting –

USDA Service Center (Emmett RD)               

1805 Highway 16, Emmett, ID  83617

10:00 AM  –  Welcome, Meeting Objectives, discussion/approval of admin costs, and Agenda Review RAC Chairperson,  Richard Newton (DFO)

10:30 – Legislation update, budget information, etc. Andy Brunelle

10:45 – Initiate Project Review RAC

12:00 – Lunch

12:30 – Public Comment

13:00 – Continue Project Review – RAC

16:00 – Close-out and Summary.  Determination of whether 3/29/2016 meeting is necessary RAC and DFO

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Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee to Accept Proposals for 2016

January 23rd, 2016 No comments

Salmon, Idaho – The Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (CIRAC) will be accepting proposals for review and consideration for funding for Fiscal Year 2016.  The proposal deadline is February 12, 2016.

“CIRAC participation enables local county residents to have a meaningful role in deciding how federal funds are spent on public lands,” states Chuck Mark, Salmon-Challis National Forest Supervisor and Designated Federal Official (DFO) for the CIRAC.  The funds are available through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act, which was reauthorized by Congress for two years.

RAC-funded projects must be located on National Forest System Lands in Butte, Custer or Lemhi counties, or on nearby lands if the project will benefit resources on the National Forests.  Projects can be completed by Forest Service personnel, through partnership agreements, or by open-bid contracting with individuals and corporations.  The CIRAC works closely with the Forest Service to recommend projects that will benefit forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds and other resources; maintains roads, trails and other infrastructure; or control noxious weeds.

The Central Idaho RAC covers the Salmon-Challis National Forest and portions of the Sawtooth and the Caribou-Targhee National Forests.

Applications for RAC proposals can be obtained at http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/scnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees, or from the CIRAC Coordinator, Amy Baumer at the Public Lands Center, 1206 S. Challis Street, Salmon, ID 83467. Amy can also be reached via e-mail at abaumer@fs.fed.us or phone at 208-756-5145.

Potential project sponsors should contact local Forest Service offices to obtain information that may be needed for a proposal, including a Forest Service contact, and to ensure proper agreements and paperwork are completed that will enable the project sponsor to obtain funding if approved by the CIRAC.  Selected project sponsors may be asked to make a short presentation to the Central Idaho RAC during a meeting this spring.  Times and locations will be assigned by the DFO.

Completed applications must be received in hardcopy or electronic form on or before the February 19, 2016 deadline.  Mail completed proposals to Amy Baumer at the Public Lands Center, 1206 S. Challis Street, Salmon, ID 83467.

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Idaho Panhandle Resource Advisory Committee Accepting Proposals

January 15th, 2016 No comments

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (January 7, 2016) – The Idaho Panhandle Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will be accepting project proposals for review and consideration for funding for Fiscal Year 2016. Approximately $1,000,000 is available for allocation to projects. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 5, 2016.

“The RAC will be very busy over the next few months determining which projects they are going to fund in 2016,” said Idaho Panhandle National Forest Supervisor Mary Farnsworth. “Participating on the RAC provides opportunities for local county residents to have a meaningful role in determining how federal funds are spent on public lands.” The RAC is currently scheduled to review and approve proposals on February 19, 2016. The funds are available through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act, which was reauthorized by Congress for two years in 2015. The RAC was unable to meet in 2015.

RAC-funded projects must be located on National Forest System Lands in Shoshone, Kootenai, Benewah, Boundary or Bonner counties, or on nearby lands if the project will benefit resources on the National Forests. Projects can be completed by Forest Service personnel, through partnership agreements, or by open-bid contracting with individuals and corporations. The RAC works closely with the Forest Service to recommend projects that will benefit forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds and other resources; maintains roads, trails and other infrastructure; or control noxious weeds.

The Idaho Panhandle RAC covers the Idaho Panhandle National Forests within the State of

Idaho, excluding the small portion of the national forest within Latah County.

Applications for RAC proposals can be obtained at http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ipnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees, or from the RAC Coordinator Shoshana Cooper via e-mail at smcooper@fs.fed.us.

Potential project sponsors should contact local Forest Service offices to obtain information that may be needed for a proposal, including a Forest Service contact, and to ensure proper agreements and paperwork are completed that will enable the project sponsor to obtain funding if approved by the RAC. Selected project sponsors should be prepared to make a short presentation to the Idaho Panhandle RAC on February 19 if asked.

The Idaho Panhandle RAC meeting will be held at 9:00 am on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Idaho Panhandle National Forest Headquarters located at 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815. Meetings are always open to the public.

Completed applications must be received in hardcopy form on or before the February 5, 2016 deadline. Mail completed proposal applications to Shoshana Cooper, Idaho Panhandle National Forests, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815.

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Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee Is Accepting Project Proposals for Fiscal Year 2016

December 30th, 2015 No comments

IDAHO FALLS, ID: The Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee will be accepting proposals for review and consideration for funding for Fiscal Year 2016.  The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 29, 2016.

“We estimate about $350,000 to award for 2016,” said Caribou-Targhee National Forest Supervisor and Designated Federal Officer Garth Smelser.  “Resource Advisory Committee participation enables local county residents to have a meaningful role in how federal funds are spent on public lands.”  The funds are available through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act.

Resource Advisory Committee-funded projects must be located on National Forest System Lands within the Resource Advisory area (Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Caribou, Clark, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton counties), or on nearby lands if the project will benefit resources on the National Forest. Projects can be completed by Forest Service personnel, through partnership agreements, or by open-bid contracting with individuals and corporations.

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North Central Idaho RAC to Accept Project Proposals for 2016

December 16th, 2015 No comments

Kamiah, Idaho (December 14, 2015) – The North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will be accepting project proposals for review and possible funding for Fiscal Year 2016.

The funds are available through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act, which was reauthorized by Congress for two years in 2015.

RAC-funded projects must be located on National Forest System Lands in Clearwater, Idaho and Latah counties or on nearby lands if the project will benefit resources on the National Forests. Projects can be completed by Forest Service personnel, through partnership agreements or by open-bid contracting with individuals and corporations.  The RAC works closely with the Forest Service to recommend projects that will benefit forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds and other resources; maintains roads, trails and other infrastructure; or control noxious weeds.

If you are interested in submitting a project, please complete the Project Proposal form located at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperceclearwater/workingtogether/advisorycommittees  or contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) Laura Smith at Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Office, 104 Airport Road, Grangeville, ID 83530.  Smith can also be reached via email at lasmith02@fs.fed.us  or phone at 208-983-5143. Project proposals are due to Smith by January 29, 2016.

Potential project sponsors should contact local Forest Service offices to obtain information that may be needed for a proposal and to ensure proper agreements and paperwork are completed that will  enable the project sponsor to obtain funding if approved by the RAC.

 

The North Central Idaho RAC meetings will be scheduled at a later date, tentatively in March, 2016.   The first meeting will be held for proponents to give presentations on their project proposals.  If needed, presentations will continue at the second meeting and the RAC will recommend selected projects for funding approval.  Meetings are always open to the public.

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Southwest Idaho RAC meeting cancelled

July 30th, 2015 No comments

The August 4 meeting of the Southwest Idaho RAC is cancelled. Project applicants are being notified of the RAC’s recommendations made at the July 21 meeting.

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Southwest Idaho RAC Meetings

July 8th, 2015 No comments

The Southwest Idaho RAC has two meetings scheduled:  First one is July 21 and the second one is August 4.  Both are to be held at Emmett, ID in the natural resources center.  The links for each meeting provide the details.

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EASTERN IDAHO RAC RECOMMENDS 2015 PROJECTS

July 7th, 2015 No comments

The Eastern Idaho RAC recommended 68 natural resource projects totaling $369,194 during its June 30, 2015 meeting in Idaho Falls.  The RAC reviewed a total of 83 projects requesting $648,000 provided by ten Eastern Idaho Counties through the Reauthorization of The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.

 

“We appreciate the support of Eastern Idaho Counties that provide funding for these projects”, stated Caribou-Targhee Forest Supervisor, Garth Smelser  “We also appreciate the members of the East Idaho RAC who volunteer their time to review, discuss and recommended these projects.”

Projects must be located on or adjacent to National Forest System lands within the RAC boundaries.  The Eastern Idaho RAC includes Bannock, Bear Lake, Bonneville, Caribou, Clark, Franklin, Fremont, Madison, Oneida, and Teton Counties.  Following is a brief summary of projects approved and total amounts of funding within each county.

 

COUNTY                       NUMBER OF PROJECTS        AMOUNT RECEIVED

 

BANNOCK                                          5                                            $ 25,352

BEAR LAKE                                       7                                            $ 29,396

BONNEVILE                                                12                                            $ 64,459

CARIBOU                                           5                                            $ 22,486

CLARK                                                3                                            $ 23,683

FRANKLIN                                       10                                           $ 29,801

FREMONT                                         14                                          $117,586

MADISON                                            5                                           $ 19,484

ONEIDA                                               2                                           $   9,371

TETON                                                  4                                           $ 22,575

Admin                                                    1                                           $   5,000

The funds provide for these projects comes from the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-determination program Act of 2000.

 

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